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[ahr-suh-nahyd, -nid] /ˈɑr səˌnaɪd, -nɪd/
noun, Chemistry
a compound containing two elements of which arsenic is the negative one, as silver arsenide, Ag 3 As.
Origin of arsenide
1860-65; arsen- + -ide Unabridged
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Examples from the web for arsenide
  • Researchers investigate why iron arsenide materials become superconducting at relatively high temperatures.
  • Similarly, adding nitrogen to a semiconductor such as gallium arsenide phosphide will also give a multi-band semiconductor.
  • One involved depositing gallium arsenide on a rigid surface, then peeling it off to make a flexible solar cell.
  • Usually, atoms do not exhibit the same kind of spin-orbit coupling as electrons exhibit in gallium-arsenide crystals.
  • These molecules form a monolayer on a gallium-arsenide substrate with one of the sulfur ends binding to the gallium arsenide.
British Dictionary definitions for arsenide


a compound in which arsenic is the most electronegative element
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